A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 23:22:55 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 23:22:55 / August 8, 2020 @ 11:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8816 West, latitude 17.9185 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb8s, pr2020221008. Id of event: pr2020221008.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
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